However, how about we talk about the right to express one’s gender identity freely as a minor without the threat of parental subjugation to conversion therapy?

I’d be glad to talk about it; starting with the fact that that’s not a “right”. Minor children are minor for a reason, that reason being that the law does not consider them mature enough to make decisions on their own, and thus gives authority to the parent.

What you want is for parents to be knowledgeable enough to recognize gender issues when they surface, and to seek the appropriate professional help when they do, and to be advised on a sound course of action according to the diagnosis. Thus, this is a matter of education, not legal intervention.

But, if you take the position that the parent’s authority should be abrogated by law, then we’ll have to disagree. That’s not a solution, it’s a problem.

How about the right to have one’s gender identity affirmed by law and government?

Well, that’s closer to a real “right”, but I would not be opposed to a federal mandate that did away with all these state laws on the subject, as long as it wasn’t too far reaching. IOW, you have the right to be identified according to your anatomy as opposed to your genetics.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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